Critical Review: FSD Pharma (HUGE) and Its Peers

FSD Pharma (NASDAQ: HUGE) is one of 33 public companies in the “Medicinals & botanicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare FSD Pharma to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares FSD Pharma and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FSD Pharma N/A -102.69% -88.68%
FSD Pharma Competitors -163.69% -267.59% -46.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for FSD Pharma and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FSD Pharma 0 0 1 0 3.00
FSD Pharma Competitors 136 361 409 14 2.33

As a group, “Medicinals & botanicals” companies have a potential upside of 104.95%. Given FSD Pharma’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe FSD Pharma has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FSD Pharma and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FSD Pharma $190,000.00 -$39.20 million -0.46
FSD Pharma Competitors $218.50 million -$99.79 million 0.95

FSD Pharma’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than FSD Pharma. FSD Pharma is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

FSD Pharma has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FSD Pharma’s peers have a beta of 2.56, meaning that their average share price is 156% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of FSD Pharma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.6% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 25.8% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

FSD Pharma peers beat FSD Pharma on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

FSD Pharma Company Profile

FSD Pharma, Inc. is a specialty biotech pharmaceutical research and development company. It focuses on developing over time a robust pipeline of FDA-approved synthetic compounds targeting the endocannabinoid system of the human body to treat certain diseases of the central nervous system and autoimmune disorders of the skin, GI tract, and the musculoskeletal system. The company was founded by Thomas Fairfull, Zeeshan Saeed and Anthony J. Durkacz in 1994 and is headquartered in Cobourg, Canada.

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